Our verdict


The Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 was highly praised by trail runners. They welcomed its spacious toe box, its grip-ready outsole unit, the confident performance on rocky and soft surfaces, and the accommodating sizing schemes. It’s a step up from its predecessor. However, to some consumers, its weight apparently dragged the foot. Still, the sequestered concern wasn’t a deal-breaker as shoe enthusiasts still flocked to this product for their off-road adventures.


  • Roomy forefoot section
  • Reliable tractions
  • Firm midsole
  • Evenly-paced gripping lugs
  • Prevents accidental shoe removal


  • Heavy

Who should buy the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2

You will love the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 if:

  • You want a neutral trail running shoe that provides reliable traction 
  • You want a shoe that has a roomy toe box and at the same time secures the foot while on the run

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Updates to the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2

  • The shoe features a façade that is resistant to abrasion, with multilayered mesh and printed overlays bolstering the durability.
  • An anatomical forefoot design allows the toes to relax when taking each step and when standing idly
  • The midsole unit is made up of a full-length ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foam that provides complete support to the footpad.
  • A 5-millimeter insole placed on top of the EVA adds a bit more volume and softness to the experience.
  • The outsole unit features an aggressive external layer with evenly-spaced gripping lugs that help in sloughing off mud.

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Control your movements on uneven trails with the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 outsole

Vibram® Megagrip is the material that’s used for the outsole unit of the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2. This rubber layer covers the entire platform liberally, protecting it from the rough surface configuration of the outdoor paths. This outsole material is as durable and grippy as the Salomon Speedcross 5.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 vibram

Multidirectional gripping lugs pockmark the external pad. These protrusions clamp onto the uneven terrains, steadying the foot and maintaining control of the movements.

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Energized toe-offs with the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 midsole

Injection-molded ethylene vinyl acetate (IMEVA) is used for the midsole unit of the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2. This full-length cushioning feature protects against impact shock while also permitting an energized toe-off. Moreover, it has a dual-density construction, which means that it’s extra sturdy and less prone to sagging.

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An ESS Rock Plate is layered between the midsole and the outsole. This flexible sheet protects the foam platform and the underfoot from sharp objects and tricky surfaces.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 mid

A 5-millimeter Ortholite® insole offers extra comfort to the footpad. Its cushioned structure is partnered with anti-moisture and antimicrobial capacities, which maintain a healthy and clean in-shoe environment.

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Breathable coverage with the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 upper

Two layers of scratch-resistant mesh are used for the upper unit of the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2, which makes it similar to its immediate predecessor, the original Terraventure model. This material, though sturdy, is still breathable and flexible as it has breathing pores and a form-accommodating design.

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Secured foot while on the go with the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 

Printed overlays bolster the structural integrity of the façade. These thin layers also help in securing the foot and keeping it in place, thus averting in-shoe wobbling.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 overlays

An anatomical toe box allows the toes to spread naturally during the run, thereby ensuring balance and movement control.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 forefoot up

The padded tongue and collar of the Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 lock the foot in place, cushioning the ankles, heel, and instep in the process. These parts of the upper also prevent the foot from slipping off the interior chamber unintentionally.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 collar

Gaiter attachments permit runners to put separately sold gaiters onto their shoes. Gaiters are like protective shields that stave off trail debris and mild water infiltration.

Topo Athletic Terraventure 2 gaiter